Classifiers in SignPuddle

CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US
Fri Feb 10 19:59:42 UTC 2006

The trouble with adding classifiers is that you can't really do generic 
classifiers.  The handshape carries meaning, but the motion depends 
entirely on the unique circumstances you are trying to depict.  Like my 
vehicle swerving (will try to film it this weekend) that is describing 
that particular instance where I fishtailed on the road.  I have swerved 
or fishtailed other times, but I would use the classifier differently, 
because the situation was different. 

I'm also not clear on the use of the 'tense' symbol to identify 
classifiers.  How and where is that placed?  I have read what's in the 
textbook, but I don't really understand how to use that symbol to show a 

Cherie Wren
GSD Staff Interpreter
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Cave Spring, GA 30124
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February 10, 2006

Does anyone have time to add more classifiers to the ASL SignPuddle? 
(see attached)...

Are there other countries that have classifiers in their 
SignPuddles?... I hope so!  Val ;-)

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